Elevation: 9,819 ft
GPS: 37.593, -119.015 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: littlemike on Jun 26, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The North Arête Route starts in a small chimney in the back of a corner and is not the prominent dihedral which will be to the left. For the first pitch, head up the small chimney (5.6) and then up a broken face (fourth class). The second pitch appears to have choice of two chimney systems. We headed up the left side and stayed closer to the edge of the arête. It looks like there is a second chimney to the right. In either case this ends below a huge section of white quartz, hence the name Crystal Crag.. A short half pitch of this put us on the ridge. A couple hundred feet of mixed third and fourth class climbing with the occasional fifth class move thrown in the summit.

Getting There

Mammoth Lakes area; Crystal Crag is directly behind Crystal Lake and is easily visible from the parking at George Lake.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Arete

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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North Arête
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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North Arete (Left Start Variation)
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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North Arête
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
North Arete (Left Start Var…
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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